Telecom service providers in India offer a ton of international roaming recharge plans for their prepaid customers. Due to the sheer number of plans offers, finding a plan which best suits your needs could seem like a challenge. You have to keep a number of variable in mind to select the best international roaming plan, including your destination and the duration of your stay. So in order to make the process more easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best prepaid plans for international roaming that you can get right now.

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming (Mumbai):

Note: All prepaid plans mentioned in this list are for Airtel, Vodafone, and Jio customers in the Mumbai circle. If your number belongs to a different telecom circle, you’ll have to head to your service providers website to find the best offers for you.

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming from Airtel

In case you’re an Airtel subscriber and are looking for the best prepaid plan for international roaming, then you’re probably gonna have a tough time looking for the most suitable plan. In order to help you easily select a prepaid plan which suits your needs, we’ve divided Airtel’s best offerings into three different sections according to the plan’s validity and we’ve further divided the available plans according to the destination countries. Here’s a list of the best prepaid plans for international roaming that Airtel has to offer:

International Roaming Plans With 1 Day Validity

All international roaming plans with one day validity offer unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls to India, 100 free SMS and 500MB of data. Airtel offers four different international roaming plans with a one day validity, depending on your destination:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 494Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Bangladesh
Rs. 647UAE, Nepal, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil, Iraq and Jordan
Rs. 649USA, Indonesia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Denmark, France, Israel, Laos, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Mauritius and Mexico
Rs. 996Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicargua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Chad, Tonga, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Congo, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi and Moldova

International Roaming Plans With 10 Days Validity

All the international roaming plans with 10 days of validity offer unlimited incoming calls, 250 minutes of free outgoing calls to India, 100 free SMS per day and 3GB of data for the entire duration. Depending on your destination, you can choose from one of the following plans:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 1199Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Bangladesh
Rs. 2998UAE, Nepal, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil, Iraq and Jordan
Rs. 2999USA, Indonesia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Denmark, France, Israel, Laos, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Mauritius and Mexico
Rs. 3995Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicargua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Chad, Tonga, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Congo, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi and Moldova

International Roaming Plans With 30 Days Validity

All the international roaming plans with 30 days of validity offer unlimited incoming calls, 500 minutes of free outgoing calls to India, 100 free SMS per day and 5GB of data for the entire duration. You can choose from one of the following options depending on your destination:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 2498Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Bangladesh
Rs. 3998UAE, Nepal, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Brazil, Iraq and Jordan
Rs. 3997USA, Indonesia, UK, Hong Kong, China, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Vietnam, Denmark, France, Israel, Laos, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Mauritius and Mexico
Rs. 6999Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicargua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Chad, Tonga, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Congo, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi and Moldova

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming from Vodafone

Vodafone offers a less varied selection of international roaming plans for its prepaid customers due to the fact that it doesn’t offer many plans and it doesn’t cover as many countries as Airtel. Just like the Airtel plans, we’ve divided Vodafone’s offerings into categories based on their validity. You can choose from one of the following plans depending on the duration of your trip and your destination of choice:

International Roaming Plan With 1 Day Validity

Vodafone’s international roaming plans for its prepaid subscribers are arguably better than those provided by Airtel, as they offer more data, don’t have a limitation on SMS and the free outgoing minutes aren’t limited to Indian numbers. The company only offers one international prepaid plan with a one day validity which offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls (local/international), free outgoing SMS and 1GB of mobile data:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 575Albania, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, UAE, South Korea, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Denmark, Colombia, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and USA

Note: The company also offers 2 day, 3 day, 4 day and 7 day plans at Rs. 1151, Rs. 1725, Rs. 2310, and Rs. 2875, respectively, offering a total of 2GB, 3GB, 4GB, and 7GB of data for the duration. The rest of the benefits remain unchanged.

International Roaming Plan With 10 Days Validity

Vodafone’s international roaming plan with 10 days of validity offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls (local/international) per day, free outgoing SMS and 10GB of mobile data for the duration:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 4025Albania, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, UAE, South Korea, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Denmark, Colombia, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and USA

International Roaming Plan With 28 Days Validity

Vodafone’s international roaming plan with 10 days of validity offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls (local/international) per day, free outgoing SMS and 15GB of monile data for the duration:

Tariff,b/>Eligible Countries
Rs. 5751Albania, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, UAE, South Korea, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Denmark, Colombia, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and USA

Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming from Jio

Jio’s prepaid plans for international roaming are the best among the lot as they provide unlimited mobile data along with the incoming and outgoing call benefits. However, Jio’s plans don’t cover as many countries as Vodafone or Airtel, so you’ll have to switch to another service provider in case the country you’re headed to isn’t covered by Jio.

International Roaming Plan with 1 Day Validity

Jio’s international roaming plan with one day validity offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls, 100 free SMS and unlimited high-speed mobile data with an FUP cap of 250MB, after which the speed is reduced to 64kbps:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 575Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA

International Roaming Plan With 7 Days Validity

Jio’s international roaming plan with seven days of validity offers unlimited incoming calls, 100 minutes of free outgoing calls per day, 100 free SMS per day and unlimited high-speed mobile data with an FUP cap of 250MB per day, after which the speed is reduced to 64kbps:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 2,875Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA

International Roaming Plan With 30 Days Validity

Jio’s international roaming plan with thirty days of validity offers unlimited incoming calls, 1,500 minutes of free outgoing calls for the entire duration, unlimited high speed mobile data with an FUP cap of 5GB for the duration, after which the speed is reduced to 64kbps:

TariffEligible Countries
Rs. 5,751Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA

Jio also offers a tariff cutter global pack for international roaming priced at Rs. 1,101. The global pack has a validity of 28 days and it offers Rs. 1,121 of international roaming balance with tariffs as low as Rs. 2 per minute of outgoing/incoming calls, Rs. 0.02 per 10KB of data used, Rs. 100 per minute of outgoing international calls, and Rs. 2 per SMS sent. The promotional rates for the global pack vary from country to country and you can find more information about the country you’re visiting by following this link.

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Best Prepaid Plans for International Roaming (December 2018)

Well, that concludes our list of the best prepaid plans for international roaming from Airtel, Vodafone and Jio. You can choose from one of the aforementioned plans depending on your telecom service provider, your destination and the duration of your trip. In my opinion, Jio’s plans are the best ones out of the lot (in case you’re going to one of the countries it covers) and since most of the international roaming plans are quite expensive, investing in a new Jio SIM just for the trip would definitely be worthwhile. Do you think the aforementioned international roaming plans offer enough perks for the price or would you rather buy a burner phone wherever you’re headed in order to avoid the high international roaming charges? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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